UKZN Gynaecologist Secures Endoscopic Laboratory Sponsorship

Dr Suran Ramphal, a consultant and head of the Gynaecological Endoscopy Unit and the Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital and the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, played a pivotal role in securing sponsorship of R4 million from Karl Storz Endoscopy towards the development of an endoscopic laboratory in UKZN’s Department

UKZN Academic re-admission applications for Semester 2 of 2020

Application for academic re-admission to UKZN in Semester 2 of 2020 will be considered, within Colleges, from individuals in the following categories, 1. Previously excluded candidates who have met their exclusion conditions, and are close to completion of their qualification, who need to register for outstanding second semester modules in order to, potentially, be Degree

Helping Medical Experts become Robust Leaders

As doctors in the frontline of the fight against of COVID-19, Medical heads of departments at UKZN not only carry a heavy clinical load, manage their departments and continue to teach but are also expected to inspire and lead with compassion ensuring overburdened staff are kept motivated. With this in mind, the College of Health

UKZN helps Source Generous Donation of Masks for SA Medical Students

UKZN was among the Higher Education Institutions in South Africa which benefitted from a Solidarity Fund donation of hundreds of thousands of masks for final-year Medical students who recently returned to campuses to resume studies after the easing of the national lockdown restrictions. The fund was approached by the Dean of Clinical Medicine at UKZN,

Two Gold Medals in Specialist Physician Examinations for UKZN Graduate

UKZN’s Dr Raeesa Bhorat, a senior Registrar in the Department of Internal Medicine based at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, has been awarded two gold medals for outstanding achievement in the Fellowship of the College of Physicians (FCP) examinations – a first for a candidate from UKZN. High achiever Bhorat took the top spot

Medical Student at the Frontline of COVID-19

Click here for isiZulu version Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, has served at the frontline of COVID-19 by conducting community testing for the past five weeks. His efforts are part of the government’s ambitious community screening and testing programme – an unprecedented and proactive response involving the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) to undertake

UKZN Student aims to Improve Hospital-Based Cancer Surveillance System

Click here for isiZulu version Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) cancer Registrar in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine, Miss Noluthando Patricia Mbeje’s PhD research focuses on improving the hospital-based cancer surveillance system in KwaZulu-Natal, particularly the completeness and accuracy of cancer surveillance data in hospitals. She recently completed her MMedSci under the supervision

UKZN Secures COVID-19 Rapid Tester

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN has secured an advanced instrument called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) valued at $10 000 to conduct rapid testing for COVID-19. The instrument was donated by the Gift of the Givers following a request by UKZN researchers, Professor Anil Chuturgoon, Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lorna Madurai. The

UKZN Lecturer Honoured with Eugene Weinberg Medal Award

Development lecturer and PhD candidate in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr Reratilwe Mphahlele has been honoured by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) with the Eugene Weinberg Medal for 2019 for her excellent performance towards obtaining the Diploma in Allergology offered by the College

UKZN Students Unite Against Racism

UKZN Medical students and colleagues at various academic institutions in South Africa (SA) have formed #MzansiUthuleleni – a movement to challenge all South Africans to be aware of and protest against innocent lives lost due to injustices by individuals and organisations, including the police. ‘We are aware of the injustices that have occurred globally and